INDIANAPOLIS, IND (Inside INdiana Business) – Indianapolis-based 16 Tech Community Corp. is seeking applicants for a major addition to its Innovation District. The company will accept RFQ submissions for the new $14.5 million bridge design and construction project on the northwest side of downtown Indianapolis through March 10.
Plans call for the design and construction of a 350-foot-long bridge for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles. The structure would connect to walking trails and public spaces in the $500 million innovation district.
Construction on a new research and office building as well as the renovation of the former Indianapolis Water Company building into an Innovation Hub are also currently underway at the property.
“The 16 Tech bridge will be more than a physical structure that allows people to travel from one place to another. It will be a landmark connector of people and ideas, which is at the heart of 16 Tech,” said Bob Coy, president and Chief Executive Officer of 16 Tech. “16 Tech is looking for the best and most thoughtful designers to help create an emblem of innovation, ultimately making this one of the most beautiful places in our city.”
A selection committee will award the project to the winning applicant.
The committee includes:
- Marya Rose (chair), 16 Tech board member and vice president/chief administrative officer, Cummins Inc.
- Matt Shaw, contributing editor, Architect’s Newspaper
- Shin-pei Tsay, director of Policy, Cities and Transportation, Uber
- Sara Zewde, founding principal, Studio Zewde
- Vop Osili, Indianapolis City-County Council President
- Dan Parker, director, Indianapolis Department of Public Works
- Adam Thies, associate vice president, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
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16 Tech Chief Operating Officer Emily Krueger will appear this week on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick to talk more about the project.
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